Editor: Farhadul Islam

Current Cancer Biomarkers

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ISBN: 978-981-5079-37-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5079-36-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898150793641230101


Current Cancer Biomarkers is a comprehensive review on the status of biological markers for various types of cancer. It aims to update readers on current developments on the subject. The contents are divided into 5 sections covering a wide range of biomarkers and their diagnostic applications. The range of tumour biomarkers referenced here gives insights into molecular mechanisms behind cancer, including initiation, development, progression, prognosis, response to the therapeutic modalities, recurrence, and point-of-care application to detect cancer.

Key features :

-Introduction of the basic features of cancer markers

-Comprehensive and updated coverage of potential and effective biomarkers including genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, cellular and morphologic factors

-Information on biomarkers in many types of cancers including breast cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, liver cancer and prostate cancer

-Applications of biomarkers in cancer diagnosis

-Structured contents with easy-to-understand sections and headings

-References for advanced readers

The updated information about different aspects of cancer markers in the experimental and clinical setting will enrich the reader's understanding of the disease. The information serves as a resource to help in better management of cancer patients and understanding cancer biology when planning medical research projects. The book is intended as a reference for a diverse audience: biomedical science students, medical students, academics, researchers, clinicians and multidisciplinary teams involved in cancer management and research.


Biomedical science students, medical students, academics, researchers, clinicians and multidisciplinary teams involved in cancer management and research.


Cancer is the second leading cause of human mortality worldwide, and researches in the field are enormous to fight against the deadly disease. The huge research on cancer includes cancer biomarker development, diagnosis and detection method development, cellular & molecular characterization of cancers, target identification, therapy development, clinical management, and so on. Since the clinical outcome of patients with cancer largely depends on early and proper diagnosis of the disease, thus, significant efforts on cancer biomarker research are going based on cancer biomarkers for detection, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy response, molecular typing, classification and stratification of cancers. Therefore, this book, Current Cancer Biomarkers, provides a comprehensive review based on the current status of biomarkers for various types of cancer, which could give great potential in disseminating the knowledge and information to a broad range of readers.

This book starts with an introduction to the basic characteristics of cancer biomarkers, which are used for various cancer treatments, and the biomarkers are under development. The next major portion of the book highlights the potential and effective biomarkers such as genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and proteomics, cellular and morphologic factors associated with cancer, indicating the occurrence of cancers. The other part of the book discusses novel technologies to detect and analyse potential cancer biomarkers in point-of-care applications.

This book provided an all-inclusive review and the most updated information based on different aspects of cancer markers in the clinical setting. We hope that the topics covered in this book are useful and enrich our understanding of the disease, which could help better manage patients with cancers.

I am thankful to all the Authors and the editorial staff from Bentham Science for their contribution and support.

Farhadul Islam
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Rajshahi